moldy oldies - not the ones we normally think about
March 7, 2009 7:15pm CST
I have seen many discussions about favorite oldies on here, but a few days ago I got into an oldies discussion about the songs that people have forgotten Do you remember these -- The Black Superman http://www.imeem.com/people/7YJwbE/music/QJwbfmNR/johnny-wakelin-black-superman-muhammad-ali/ or How about Disco Duck http://www.frogstar.com/mp3files/DiscoDuck.mp3 (I hear this is popular at kids b'day parties) and then there was Kung Fu FIghting http://aimini.net/view/?fid=pHlxPkC8QBNmxHxutfgy - I was taking Karate when this song came out and people would call the school and play the song (way before caller id) Can you add to this list of weird songs, tell me what kind of memories these songs bring back.
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15 Mar 09
Wow, I had no idea that those songs were so popular...what amazes me is that I can't remember what I did this morning yet I will not hear a song for 30 years but remember the words. Is that true of songs where you did not understand the words?
15 Mar 09
I moved here in my early twenties and only knew two words - ciao and pizza - but I picked up many words from the pop songs that were on the go at the time. I learnt the tunes then and hadn't a clue what they were talking about. Now I know netter and still hum some of them. However at that time many of those very commercial songs like the ones mentioned above were all the rage here. One which comes to mind is 'YMCA' by Village People who still appear on television every once in a while. Even now most of the US and UK artists are more popular than the locals. Strange world
8 Mar 09
Yes, I can think of a list... here goes... The Funky Gibbon Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Walking The Dog Big Six Big Seven Big Eight Big Nine Funky Moped The Birdie Song I'm sure there are many many more, which I can't bring to mind just now. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
8 Mar 09
DISCO DUCK! LOL!!! I remember that SO well! Also, Kung Fu Fighting... my best friend and I used to make up dances to that one... complete with the kicks :) Here are a few that came to mind... Billy Don't Be A Hero: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy6xwE7ffe8 That same best friend and I sang to this at a Girl Guides talent show Seasons in the Sun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfm-17pu6SQ Great... now that I looked this up, I'm gonna have it stuck in my head LOL! Convoy (C.W. McCall's version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCnYTl-5avw This video is cool... the person plays it on an old record player :) Do you remember the K-Tel compilation albums? I had a bunch of them and they were filled with these kind of gems! Thanks for the memories *grin*